The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Program is a course of instruction taught for academic credit in high schools by retired military officers and noncommissioned officers. The Flandreau Indian High School JROTC Program is an elective course. The JROTC Program has been a proud part of FIS since 2000. Students who enroll in JROTC are referred to as cadets. They are organized into units with a cadet chain of command.
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps has a long and proud tradition of service to the nation through the betterment of the its youth. JROTC was founded as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 when the Secretary of War was authorized to issue equipment to those secondary schools desiring military training programs. JROTC is not a recruitment program for the military. Participation in JROTC incurs no military obligation and instructors may not apply any pressure toward military service. The JROTC mission is to build better citizens, not to steer students toward enlistment.
Flandreau Indian School
In South Dakota, 605-997-3773
1132 N. Crescent St.
Flandreau, South Dakota 57028
Subjects taught in JROTC include:
Leadership (learning to assume a leadership role)
Leadership Labs (demonstrating leadership)
Drug Abuse Prevention
American Military History
Developing a Career Exploration Strategy
First Aid and Hygiene
Command and Staff Procedures (senior cadets)
Community Service and Service Learning
Desired learning outcomes:
To aid their success in school and after graduation, JROTC is designed to provide cadets the following mental tools:
Understanding of the ethics and principles underlying good citizenship
Practical experience in leadership
Ability to think logically and communicate effectively orally and in writing
Appreciation of physical fitness and maintaining good health
Positive mental techniques such as goal-setting
Familiarity with the history and structure of the military services
Knowledge of educational and vocational opportunities
Understanding the importance of living drug-free and techniques to counter pressure toward substance abuse
Understanding the importance of high school graduation to a successful future
To motivate young people to become better citizens.